Paris, September 10th, 2015 - Bryan, Garnier & Co advises Netco Sports’ shareholders on the sale of the company to Euro Media Group (EMG).
Bryan Garnier announces that Netco Sports, the leading provider of sport second screen solutions was acquired by Euro Media Group, Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services.
Netco Sports is a pioneer in innovation and creation of state-of-the-art solutions for the second screen in the world of sports, headquartered in France with international presence (Australia, Canada, Germany, Qatar, Singapore, Switzerland, US and the UK).
Created in 2009, Netco Sports has rapidly become a trusted partner for large-scale sport events and broadcasting players, creating landmark applications for mobiles and tablets for blue-chip sports organisations including FIFA, UEFA, French Football League, Rugby League, Premier League football clubs around the world, Dakar Rally, Vendée Globe, Canal+, Eurosport, Bein Sport and Fox Sport amongst many others.
Netco Sports will operate as a fully integrated service within EMG Content Services, which will add second screen expertise to its existing video processing and management solutions, Video On Demand (VOD) and Over The Top (OTT) services. The addition clearly enables EMG to rise up the audiovisual value chain and accelerates the move towards disintermediation of content delivery.
EMG Content Services will be headed by Jean-Sébastien Cruz, founder and CEO of Netco Sports, who will report directly to Thierry Drilhon, Chairman and CEO of EMG.
Jean-Sébastien Cruz said: “We are very pleased to join EMG and approach the market together with a 360° offering, we are looking forward to merging our strong expertise to address our clients needs. EMG and Netco will join forces to provide a winning and unique combination of broadcast and digital innovations in the world of Sport. In the sale process, Bryan Garnier’s team has been instrumental to find the right partner, thanks to its deep knowledge and understanding of both digital and broadcasting markets”.
Bryan, Garnier & Co is very pleased to advise Netco Sports on this transaction and new stage of its development. Netco Sports is a very innovative company, global leader in second screen solutions for sports with strong market vision and execution.
This transaction further illustrates Bryan Garnier’s positioning as a long term partner to growth companies, with deep expertise in the Technology and Media sector.
Bryan, Garnier & Co acted as sole financial adviser to Netco Sports.
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About Netco Sports ( www.netcosports.com)
Netco Sports create unique mobile solutions in the world of Sports and Media: 2nd screen, Game Connect, Fotofan and Stadium Connect. Netco Sports has its headquarter located in Paris, offices in Montreal, Sydney and Switzerland works with more than 100 clients in the world: Broadcasters: (Canal+, BeIN SPORTS, TVA Sports Canada, Fox Sports Australia, Eurosport, Direct TV), Worldwide events (Dakar 2015, Vendée Globe, AFC Asian Cup 2015, 2015 AFCON, 24 H Le Mans, Australian Open Tennis), Leagues and Federations (FIFA, UEFA, French Football Federation, FIA, FIA World Endurance Championship, French Football League), Stadiums and Arenas (Stade de France, Hippodrome de Vincennes, Roland Garros…), Clubs (Paris Saint Germain, AS Monaco…).
About EMG (www.euromediagroup.com)
Today, Euro Media Group is one of the few independent providers in Europe known world-wide for its technical expertise. Focused on new media, Euro Media Group is recognised for its wealth of experience in international sports, live performances and entertainment production. Offering a large range of services, advanced knowledge in technology and a strong ability to innovate, the Group provides clients with its specialist knowledge, delivering a high quality service. The Group owns the largest range of studios and mobile units, providing its customers with the greatest collection of studios and fleet of mobile facilities in Europe.
As a technical integrator, the Group is active across the entire production process, handling every aspect from filming though to content delivery.
As the European industry leader, Euro Media Group is present in 7 countries: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, UK, Switzerland and Italy.
About Bryan, Garnier & Co (www.bryangarnier.com)
Bryan, Garnier & Co is an independent investment bank specialized in European growth companies, providing them with Equity Research & Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance services. With more than 120 professionals based in London, Paris, New York, Geneva and New Delhi, Bryan, Garnier & Co combines the range of services and the expertise of top-tier investment banks with the level of attention to clients of a boutique. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a leading advisor to European growth companies on strategic finance transactions such as mergers & acquisitions, equity capital market, LBOs and private placement. Bryan, Garnier & Co is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom, and is member of London Stock Exchange and Euronext, Alternext Listing Sponsor, and is active on all European capital markets.